Elections in Aruba

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Elections in Aruba gives information on election and election results in Aruba.

Aruba elects on national level a legislature. The Estates (Staten) have 21 members,[1] elected in a single nationwide constituency for a four-year term by Open list Party-list proportional representation. Seats are distributed between parties that have gained at least one full quota (1/21, or approximately 4.76% of the vote) using the Hagenbach-Bischoff system (a variant of the D'Hondt method).[2] Aruba has a multi-party system, with two or three strong parties and a third party that is electorally successful.

Latest elections

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Aruban People's Party33,10357.2813+1
People's Electoral Movement17,65330.547–1
Real Democracy Party4,5187.8210
Network of Electoral Democracy1,2092.0900
Patriotic Progressive Union8051.390New
Aruban Patriotic Party5060.8800
Invalid/blank votes556
Registered voters/turnout68,75884.86
Source: Overheid

Past elections


  Summary of the 25 September 2009 Estates of Aruba election results
Parties Votes % Seats
Aruban People's Party (Arubaanse Volkspartij) 26,485 48.05 12
People's Electoral Movement (Movimiento Electoral di Pueblo) 19,812 35.94 8
Real Democracy Party (Partido Democracia Real) 3,140 5.70 1
Aruban Patriotic Movement (Movimento Patriotico Arubano) 2,443 4.43
Network of Electoral Democracy (Red Electoral Democratico) 2,371 4.30
Aruban Patriotic Party (Partido Patriótico Arubano) 611 1.11
United Christians Reinforcing Aruba's Potential (Cristiannan Uni Reforzando Potencial di Aruba) 138 0.25
Independent Social Movement/Aruban Liberal Organization (Movimento Social Independiente/Organisacion Liberal Arubiano) 125 0.23
Total 55,125 100.00 21
Source: overheid.aw



  1. Article III of the Constitution of Aruba Section 2, Constitution of Aruba (1987; in Dutch). Retrieved on 26 April 2015.
  2. Article 91-94, LANDSVERORDENING, houdende regelen betreffende het kies- recht en de verkiezingen van de leden van de Staten van Aruba, Act No. AB 1987 no. 110, AB 1994 no. 30, AB 1997 no. 34, AB 2001 no. 100 AB 2009 no. 83 of 18 of 18 September 2013 (in Dutch). Retrieved on 26 April 2015.

Past elections and Referendums

See also

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